Connie Schmakeit was recognized as the citizen of the year in Dawson Creek, while Corlane Sporting Goods was named business of the year at the least city council meeting of 2019.
The pair were just part of the recipients of community wards this week. Magrieta Abbey picked up Entrepreneur of the year, while Faking Sanity was named most inclusive business.
The day marked some great recognition of some amazing people, noted mayor Dale Bumstead.
“It is just a bonus to be able to hand these out this time of year,” he said.
Corlane’s Tim Schram noted the nod for business of the year was an honour.
“We’ve bee going for 57 years and it is still fun, he says. Hannah Legault was named youth citizen of the year.
“Citizens build this community,” noted Bumstead when announcing Schmakeit for the win.
“We all do,” she replied, noting she was surprised about being named to the award.
Business of the Year - Corlane Sporting Goods Ltd
Citizen of the Year -Connie Schmakeit
Entrepreneur of the Year - Magrieta Abbey, Abbey Law
Inclusive Workplace of the Year -Faking Sanity
Youth of the Year -Hannah Legault
Other nominations were Arlene Delawsky, Jacqueline Janssen, Meredith Thornton, Michelle Dempsey Rolls, Wendy Davies, Charmed Beauty Salon, DC Recycling, Peace Country Toyota, RBC, SL Enterprizes, Tiger Office Plus, Tower Therapy, Carina Wingerak (WFG Dawson Creek), Fitness For Life.